RDA Toolkit Is Now Available

From Troy Linker:

It’s here! The RDA Toolkit launches Wednesday, June 23.

The Co-Publishers of the RDA Toolkit (American Library Association,

Canadian Library Association, and CILIP–through its publishing

imprint, Facet Publishing) are delighted to announce that the RDA

Toolkit is going live Wednesday, June 23.

If you have already signed up for free open access, you will receive

an email with your login information. For institutional access, an

email with login information will be sent to the email address

provided during sign-up.

As you use the RDA Toolkit, you’ll notice ongoing improvements and

additions. We look forward to your feedback. RDA Toolkit highlights to


  • RDA instructions that are searchable and browseable
  • AACR2 Rule Number Search of RDA instructions
  • Workflows, mappings: tools to customize the RDA instruction set to
  • support organizational training and processes.
  • Two views of RDA content-by table of contents and by element set
  • Full text of AACR2

If you or your institution haven’t yet signed up for free open access

through August 31, 2010, please visit www.rdatoolkit.org/openaccess.

Sign up at www.rdatoolkit.org/rdalist to receive information about

free trials, special introductory offers (double-user offer for site

license subscriptions through August 31, 2011!), webinars, product

updates, and more.

Bookmark the informational website www.rdatoolkit.org where you can

access webinar archives, an RDA training calendar, presenter/trainer

materials, pricing in the major currencies, and more.

If you need to process a subscription before the electronic order form

and payment gateway go live in the next few weeks, please contact us

via the RDA Toolkit Support Center at www.rdatoolkit.org/support so we

can process your order. You will not pay for any part of your

subscription that falls within the open-access period; we will extend

all subscriptions through at least August 31, 2011.

And if you’re attending ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.,

visit us in the exhibits at booth #2605 for a demo, to chat with ALA

Digital Reference Publisher Troy Linker and other staff, and to review

an early sample of the print RDA Instructions.

Kind regards,

Troy Linker

Publisher, ALA Digital Reference

American Library Association

(312) 280-5101

www.rdatoolkit.org www.guidetoreference.org